Title: The Voting Game
Author: Peter Gulgowski
Publication date: 06 March 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian
In the year 2084, Every Interaction Counts.
Darrius Young’s sixteenth birthday brings a harsh reality: It’s time to join the Voting Game. Playing is mandatory and each day may be his last.
In this bleak future’s society, citizens rate their interactions with one another. Highest scorers are members of an elite upper class. An average score means you can keep playing.
Fall below average? You are taken and killed by the government entity known only as The Bureau.
Darrius has prepared his whole life for this challenge, knowing the reality he will soon face — especially after the death of his mother to the game.
But despite preparation, he’s losing — and not just the Game. Suddenly the people he loves are getting brutally downvoted and taken by the Bureau. It’s soon clear there’s a target on his back, drawn there by the Bureau itself. And Darrius has no idea why.
In a frantic race against time against a society that’s already sentenced him to death, can Darrius save himself and those around him before it’s too late?
This book seemed a little strange when I started reading it but after getting about two chapters in I began to enjoy the book and the main character. This book took caring what others think about you to a whole new level. If you met horrible people like the president then you could possibly die. This story was really good and I am having a hard time not giving anything away! I say you really need to read this book if you want to know what happens to Darrius. He is definitely something special. 😉
Five out of five stars! 🙂
Peter Gulgowski was born and raised in a suburb in Wisconsin. He began writing at the age of fourteen during a study hall session in which he had already finished his homework. Several years later, his debut novel, The Government, would become published. Mr. Gulgowski remains a student, with hopes of becoming a full-time writer.
09 April 2018
- The Voting Game blog tour launch (from That Bookshelf Bitch)
- Review from Not Just Fiction
- Review from The Hufflepuff NerdetteBonus content: feature post
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10 April 2018
- Review from Belle’s ArchiveBonus content: own playlist
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11 April 2018
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12 April 2018
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13 April 2018
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14 April 2018
- Author interview (from That Bookshelf Bitch)